20 May 2024, 09:47
By Furniture News Apr 12, 2024

Manchester show promises to be more accessible than ever

After a five-year hiatus, Manchester Furniture Show (MFS) will return to Manchester Central from the 10-11th July, and is set to attract more than 3500 buyers – including professionals from Robert Dyas, Sofology, Bensons for Beds, B&B Furniture, Fabb Furniture, Housing Units, Leekes, Megastore Retail Group, Stokers, Gerald Shotton Furnishings, The SpaceMaker Interiors, Cookes and Toons, says organiser Clarion Events, which also delivers the UK industry's largest fair, January Furniture Show (JFS).

Exhibitors already booked to showcase their latest collections include Buoyant Upholstery, La-Z-Boy UK, Incanto, Kettle Home, Cowthorpe Oak Furniture, Decortie UK, Furnico, Kennett & Lindsell, Taylors of Scotland, AWS Trading, Blue Bone Imports, Final Touches, The Ultimate Home Living Group, Heritage, Lebus and Mini Divani.

Mike Aramayo, MD at Buoyant Upholstery, comments: "We wouldn’t miss Manchester Furniture Show, as for us it’s a key event for the period where we meet with existing customers, take plenty of orders and meet new buyers."

The show will also see the return of the Product Focus – a cost-effective plug-and-play concept that promises to make the show accessible to businesses of any size – after its successful JFS debut.

MFS has a rich legacy at Manchester Central, having run for 28 years before its Covid-prompted hiatus.

Shona Carmichael, sales manager for MFS and JFS, has worked on the event since 2002, and speaks highly of the show'srelaunch: "I am thrilled that the Manchester Furniture Show is returning, as it is the industry’s central hub for furniture professionals from across the UK and Ireland.

"MFS is a fantastic opportunity for brands to connect with buyers as the show is easily accessible, making it a must-visit for Irish and Scottish buyers.

"The two-day format allows ample time for networking and exploring the latest trends, with MFS being well known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, perfect for networking and building relationships. Buyers come for both days because they want to experience everything the show has to offer, and they know they'll leave with new products secured and ready to arrive on their shop floors by the end of November."

The relaxed summer show is also a social affair, where exhibitors and visitors can mingle at the show’s new Summer Solstice Show Party, and the Women in Furniture Network (WIFN) Brunch – both opportunities to make new connections and finalise deals.

"With registration already tracking +15% ahead, MFS will be the summer destination for the furniture industry," concludes Clarion.

Register to attend here.


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